Blue Cheese, Walnut, and Pear Crostini

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  • Makes: 2 servings
  • Serving Size: 3 crostini each
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Stand: 30 mins
  • Broil: 2 mins
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Blue Cheese, Walnut, and Pear Crostini
Ingredients
2
ounces blue cheese, crumbled
1
tablespoon butter
3
tablespoons chopped walnuts
4
1/4-inch-thick French bread slices, toasted
1
ripe medium pear, cored and thinly sliced
1/4
cup shredded white cheddar cheese or mozzarella cheese (2 ounces)
Directions
  1. In a small bowl, let the blue cheese and butter stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Mash with a fork until well mixed. Stir in walnuts.
  2. Preheat broiler. Top bread slices with pear slices. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the blue cheese mixture over the pear on each bread slice. Sprinkle white cheddar cheese over.
  3. Place bread slices on a baking sheet. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat about 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve warm.
From the Test Kitchen
Make-Ahead Directions:

Toast French bread slices and place in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 2 days. Prepare blue cheese mixture as directed in Step 1. Spoon into an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Continue as directed in Steps 2 and 3.

Nutrition Facts (Blue Cheese, Walnut, and Pear Crostini)
    Per serving:
  • 475 kcal cal.,
  • 26 g fat
  • (13 g sat. fat,
  • 6 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 6 g monounsatured fat),
  • 51 mg chol.,
  • 866 mg sodium,
  • 43 g carb.,
  • 5 g fiber,
  • 10 g sugar,
  • 17 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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